DVSA trials new tech that monitors tachographs on the move

‘Game changing’ tachograph sensing technology that can identify if an HGV driver is flouting tacho laws without the vehicle being stopped is being trialled by the DVSA.

The enforcement agency can use the equipment while travelling alongside a lorry or at the roadside and it is being deployed in an effort to prevent dangerously tired drivers from getting behind the wheel, writes Chris Tindall.

The DVSA is still seeing cases of serious and deliberate violations, with 1,317 drivers’ hours prohibitions issued to HGV, PCV and applicable light CV drivers during the 2021/22 financial year.

The technology, dedicated short-range communication, pulls data from vehicles fitted with smart tachographs while they are on the move by picking up information from a smart tacho’s antennae.

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